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President's Clemency for 63-Year-Old Serving Life for Non-Violent Drug Offense Is 'Unambiguously Good.' But Trump Is Also Working to Make Mass Incarceration Worse


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President's Clemency for 63-Year-Old Serving Life for Non-Violent Drug Offense Is 'Unambiguously Good.' But Trump Is Also Working to Make Mass Incarceration Worse

Jake Johnson, staff writer

President Donald Trump's decision on Wednesday to commute the prison sentence of Alice Johnson—a 63-year-old woman who was unjustly punished with life without parole for a non-violent drug offense—is "unambiguously good," in the words of one commentator.

"I urge the president to do the same for other federal prisoners serving extreme sentences that don't match the offenses, while reforming our draconian sentencing laws that produce these senseless punishments."
—Jennifer Turner, ACLU


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Death penalty for drug dealers ? Well, that wouldn’t be too surprising. Hasn’t Trump recently spoken to Rodrigo Duterte ? Get ready USA to see death squads in action and extrajudical killings in the not too distant future.
Where are our christian values ?


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The drug war keeps the lowly educated money hungry police state goon squads busy harassing the public. Might find some money to seize.


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Nice to know any big tittied celebrity can get Mangolini to defy his own edicts just by flashing her vajayjay


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Don’t get out the party hats just yet. The media ignored Trump’s egregious clemency previously. Trump’s first commutation/pardon was for the most malevolent of creatures, Shalom Rubashkin, the Orthodox Jew whose kosher meat packing plant was caught violating just about every law on the books includng beating his undocumented hispanic workers with meat hooks.
The orginal prosecution team sought 100 years in prison for a combination of white collar bank fraud crimes, immigration crimes, abysmal human rights violations, abuse of underage undocumented workers who were treated no better than slaves. Rubashkin got 27 years, Trump sprung hm a few months back after only 8.


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That’s great. Now how about the other nearly one million people of color languishing in prisons all over the USA for the same non violent offenses?
Typical trump. He wants accolade for scratching his balls. “Look mommy! Look what I did!”


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That explains why she’s married to an Ass Wipe


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What about grandFATHERS in jail serving (ANY length of) sentences for nonviolent drug offenses?


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While folks are engaged in spittle flecked outrage about Trump’s criminal justice policies they overlook the thousands of Alice Johnsons are languishing in prison because of “liberal” Bill Clinton’s crime bill.